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Penguins Draft Table: Gabriel Perreault, High-Scoring Winger (+)



Pittsburgh Penguins Draft potentials, Gabe Perreault
Gabe Perreault: Photo Credit, USA Hockey, USNDT

US National Development Team left winger Gabriel Perreault knows how to put the puck in the net, and if he is available when the Pittsburgh Penguins pick at No. 14, he could be a tantalizing selection. The US National Development Team winger had a star-turn season on a deep USNDT team, as his stats grabbed national attention.

Among draft eligibles, only Connor Bedard had more points than Perreault.

The number of Penguins’ draft potentials is deep. The list is long, not just because of the deep prospect pool but because of the uncertainty on availability. For newbies who haven’t had much reason to pay attention to the NHL Draft, it is far more unpredictable than the NFL Draft.

Across scouting guides, Perreault’s rankings range from seventh to 27h, meaning he could be closer to the top five or fall into the later first round.

Last season, he set USNDT records with 132 points and 79 assists and broke Auston Matthews’ team record of 117 points. His 53 goals put him in elite US-Team company with fellow 50-goal scorers Cole Caufield, Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, Kieffer Bellows, and current USNDT player Cole Eiserman,

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